Photos and reporting by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL, 62035, USA. If you enjoyed this post, then give me a “like” on my Facebook page. There is additional information about Beachfront Pottery on my web site.
The Student Art Show took place from April 26 till May 10, 2018 in the galleries and hallway of the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center on the Belleville campus of Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC).
The Call for Entry
There was no formal call for entry, as the pieces were contributed by students in art classes.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
This was an all media exhibit, but I report only on the ceramic pieces.
Vessels and containers
I LIked the layered inside of this bowl.
I’ve never seen a milk can made out of ceramics.
Very tricky coffee mug!!
The glaze is amazing on the raspberry vessel.
Neat miniature fish and turtle shapes.
These two vases are great, innovative exploration of the vase shape.
Yet another innovative exploration of the vase shape.
Very nice bottles!! The fusion word in the title probably indicates that the three barrel shaped components were put together by fusing thrown bowls together.
Real good looking coiled piece.
In the exhibit these two sculptures were placed facing each other.
Very unusual piece because of the dark clay (or glazing), and the wig placed on top.
About 2 feet tall sculpture. I wonder about the story behind it.
At first I thought this was a vase, but it belongs more to the sculpture category, because of the decorative details.
Very realistic piece of a leather motorcycle side bag.
A mean looking dragon. Almost abstract construction.
I’m thinking this isa video game inspired piece. Nice detailed work on the dragon.
These are sculptures of the compassionate and merciful bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who are destined to become buddhas but postpone that final state in order to help humanity. The name Avalokiteshvara means “Lord who looks down with compassion.
Not sure if this was inspired by the “Goldfinger” movie.
Very realistic fish shape; nice way to represent the scales. Even better job to build a support for a standing up fish.